Friday, August 04, 2006

Red Rock Canyon

With Pauly on 70% work tilt and me on 30% life tilt, we had to get as far away from the Strip as possible on our day off from the Main Event, and a spontaneous drive up to Red Rock Canyon was just what the doctor ordered. Red Rocks is only 20 miles away from the city, yet while I was there, I felt like I was in another world. Huge swaths of land were burned last year in a fire and the scorched earth and trees left behind in its wake surrounded by the bright red hills made me feel like I was on Mars. In fact, I believe some of those crappy Mars movies from the late nineties were shot around there. We took the scenic 13-mile loop through the canyon while listening to a smokin' 1994 Widespread Panic show from Johnny's hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

I took a ton of pictures, and these are among my favorites.

Vegas is somewhere down there


elaine x said...

awesome photos of our lovely backyard! thanks!
remember to VOTE ... is las vegas the new amsterdam ... could be!!!
peace & harmony,
'freedom must be exercised to stay in shape!'

katitude said...

great shots!

Unknown said...

Beautiful. I think maybe you can relate now to why I'm out on the peaks as often as I can.

Shelly said...

nice pics!

David Westbay said...

I've only been to Red Rock Canyon once, but loved it and want to go back (preferably not in the dead of summer). Great pics, thanks!

Poker4peace said...

Excellent shots! Good composistion and the colors are great. Post more if you can.

run 'em twice said...


3:42 PM - Twelve minutes after Duke's bustout, CardPlayer has yet to record it. They have, however noted the addition of $25K chips into play because that news is so much more important.

You are the fukkin best!!

Rubbarose said...

There is nothing better than panic in the red rocks!

The important question is what show from 1994?

This is the official we miss Michael Houser Week.

BrainMc said...

Nice shots. Red Rock is really cool. I rented a Harley last year while in Vegas and rode out with my wife and couple of Vegas buddies. It's such a magnificant venue that is easy to spend all day exploring. Enjoy the break.

Rob Cooper said...

Nice pics - even the scenery looks good as well (haha)

Reminds me of visits to Vegas, when you've had a bad run of cards and need to escape the madness for a few hours!

Hammer Player a.k.a Hoyazo said...

Great shots, Change. Whenever I get out to Vegas I always spend some time over at Red Rocks. It's hard to believe that something as awesome as Red Rocks is so close to the Strip, isn't it?